Pauline Kyllonen at last year’s Jamboree AROUND CLINTON

The Day the Music Died

Pauline Kyllonen at last year’s Jamboree AROUND CLINTON

The Day the Music Died

The former Clinton Jamboree Committee has reluctantly pulled the plug on the 2011 Clinton Country Jamboree.

The committee had offered the running of the annual affair to any Clinton organization willing to take on the organising and running of the popular event. The former members of the committee had all resigned but they offered to assist anyone who took it on. They had stated that they needed to know by Jan. 31 if the jamboree was to continue or not.

Unfortunately no group or organization has come forward to keep the jamboree going. Past participants will be notified that the event will not run this year.

After 11 years of country music in the park, there will be no Clinton Country Jamboree in 2011.

Skiing by Moonlight

The Clinton Snow Jockey Club hosted a moonlight run on Friday, Jan. 21. Ten participants they enjoyed skiing, smokies and camaraderie around a campfire. A couple of the participants had their sled dogs pull them along on their skis.

Clinton Council

The next regular meeting of the Village of Clinton Council is Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 pm in Council Chambers. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Come for the Game

Drop into the 47 Mile Recreation Complex (Clinton Arena) on Saturday, Feb. 12 and take in the hockey game between the RCMP and Clinton. The game gets underway at 7 pm and promises to be fast-paced and exciting.

This is the kick off to the Clinton Winterfest. Come and take part.

Fun Day/Poker Run

On Sunday, Feb. 13 the Snow Jockey Club and Clinton and District Outdoor Sportsmen Association will hold a fun day of skiing and a poker run with prizes at the end. The poker run will be held at the Big Bar Ski Trails beginning at 9 am.

This is being billed as a family event with smokies, hot chocolate and coffee for sale at the trailhead. There is a $5 charge per person to participate.

Curling Bonspiel

The Clinton Curling Club will host a Men’s & Ladies Bonspiel on Feb. 18-20. Register at the Clinton Curling Club by Feb. 15.

More Winterfest Activities

Watch for more Winterfest activities in next week’s column. Events continue right through Feb. 27.

Health Care Auxiliary AGM

The Clinton Health Care Auxiliary will hold their Annual General Meeting on Monday, Feb. 14 at the Clinton Health and Wellness Centre at 7 pm.

This group raises funds for health care in the community. They have purchased items for the Health Centre, hosted the Health and Wellness Fair and donated to the rescue equipment for the Clinton Fire Rescue.

If you would like to join this group you are welcome to attend the meeting.